This Deluxe Lettered Edition of Stephen King's BATTLEGROUND has been personally signed by the following contributors:
- Stephen King
- Michael Wright
- Lee Romaire
- Brian Henson
- Jeff Beal
- Jeff Hayes
- Bill Haber
- Sam Nicholson
- Richard Christian Matheson
Gauntlet Press 2012. "Stephen King's Battleground: A Commemoration of the Emmy-Winning Television Adaptation" Signed Lettered Edition "C" of only 26 produced. Traycased. As New without any flaws. Edited by Richard Christian Matheson.
"Battleground" is a fantasy short story by American writer Stephen King, first published in the September 1972 issue of Cavalier magazine, and later collected in King's 1978 collection Night Shift.
FIRST EDITION as stated on the copyright page.
A definitive collection of Stephen King’s classic short story with which was adapted for television by Richard Christian Matheson. We start with King’s short story and then move to R.C. Matheson’s script for the opening episode of “Nightmares and Dreamscapes”, which starred William Hurt and was directed by Brian Henson. Henson will provide storyboards used for the episode which won two Emmy awards. The book will contain color photos from TNT’s archives; photos never before released.
Those contributing include:
- Director Brian Henson
- Executive Producer Bill Haber
- Jeff Beal, who won an Emmy for his score for Battleground
- Actor William Hurt
- Michael Wright, Executive Vice President and Director of Programming for TNT
- Visual Effects director Sam Nicholson
- Producer Jeff Hayes
- Lee Romaire, Special Makeup and Effects Designer
- Gauntlet Press Publisher Barry Hoffman
- Editing the book is Richard Christian Matheson, who also wrote the screenplay for the episode.
“This book is a kick in the pants!… Money well spent… Hours and hours of entertainment.”
— Randall Flagg, The Dark Tower
“(Stephen King’s Battleground) will primarily appeal to Stephen King superfans, those readers and aficionados who must own everything associated with Stephen King, his writing, and films based on his work. But this book deserves a broader appeal, too, not just for horror fans but for anyone interested in film and how movies – especially good ones – are made.”
— Kevin Quigley, FearNet
“This book cannot be read… one can only devour it.”
— Club Stephen King
“Compiled and edited by RC Matheson, BATTLEGROUND is a King collector’s item of a special sort….may be one of Gauntlet’s best offerings ever…delves behind the curtains and offers help to screenwriters, authors, and others.”
“We’ve never seen a book so complete that covers EVERYTHING of a Stephen King story adapted to film.”
“Gauntlet’s latest offering wages war on page to commemorate the deadly evolution of Stephen King’s toy story from hell.Â Edited by Richard Christian Matheson, Battleground explodes with a volley of interviews, insight, short story, and more plus the dialogue-free script that birthed the Emmy award winning first episode of Nightmares and Dreamscapes.Â War may be hell, but Battleground is a rare and gritty joy.”
— Rue Morgue
“…thoughtful remembrances of the creative process make this tome a joy to read. Stephen King fans will likely be rendered speechless with delight.”
“It is amazing how much collaboration and sweat goes into the making of a television movie, and a treat to peek behind the curtain to see how it is done. This is a gorgeous, oversized book, filled with photos and inside information revealed for the first time.”
— The Tomb of Dark Delights
“This is a literary love song to not only King and Christian Matheson but to the entire collaborative process.”
– William Simmons, Hellnotes
About Stephen King
Stephen Edwin King is an American author of contemporary horror, suspense, science fiction and fantasy fiction. His books have sold more than 350 million copies and have been adapted into a number of feature films, television movies and comic books. As of 2011, King has written and published 49 novels, including seven under the pen name Richard Bachman, five non-fiction books, and nine collections of short stories. Many of his stories are set in his home state of Maine.
King has received Bram Stoker Awards, World Fantasy Awards, British Fantasy Society Awards, his novella The Way Station was a Nebula Award novelette nominee, and in 2003, the National Book Foundation awarded him the Medal for Distinguished Contribution to American Letters. He has also received awards for his contribution to literature for his whole career, such as the World Fantasy Award for Life Achievement (2004), the Canadian Booksellers Association Lifetime Achievement Award (2007) and the Grand Master Award from the Mystery Writers of America (2007).
- Gauntlet Press
- Signed Lettered Edition of 26
- Hardcover with dust jacket
- Stephen King
- Richard Christian Matheson